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Old 03-30-2008, 10:22 AM
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The Tazer 12T is only $40 and it's super small.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:56 AM
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You guys are forgetting that i live in Australia, so it will be more expensive to buy overseas...

I can get the ME16MT for about $200 AUSD, so thats not too bad. As for the ESC and motors...
I can get the The Dynamite Tazer 15T for $60 AUSD. Its alot, but ill have a shop around and see if i can get it cheaper.
IDK about the motor yet. Ill see if i can pick up a cheap second hand setup.

Any motors here good?
http://www.*********.com.au/store/in...3ad25a9aa7ca4f

Actually... looking at those prices buying overseas might not be a bad idea... like i said tho, ill have a look for a second hand set up.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:02 AM
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Also, you will have to excuse my brushed noob-i-ness, how do you change brushes? is there soldering required? or is it clip on?
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:58 AM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Man, those motor prices suck. The only one I would buy would be the Associated 17T and that's only if it were the only choice I had. A 17 turn will also push this truck very well. It will still be silly fast.
I have two Reedy's and a Orbital that are held on with a screw. I also have an epic that is soldered on. I think alot of them are held on with a screw.
Either way you should be able to pick up a soldering iron pretty cheap in your area. Soldering is very easy to do and you will have fun doing it.
I wonder how expensive it would be to have one of us buy it here for you and ship it to you. You could pay one of us through paypal to do it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:58 AM
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I can solder FINE! its just the whole re-buildable brushed thing that im new with [:@]
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:45 AM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Since you can solder, there is nothing to it.
If you run in dirt, spray out the motor with nitro motor spray every few runs. Less often if you run on pavement. But definitely spray it out when you are rebuilding it. After spraying it out, replace the brushes, oil the bearings with some tritity or 3 in 1 oil. Then run the motor on about 3.5v for about 15min to seat the brushes to the commutator correctly. I use the motor break in function on my Duratrax Ice charger to take care of this. I also have a com lathe. It is a device where you take the motor apart, put the armature in a built in motor can that holds the com in place while it is spun by a slave motor and then you crank in the cutting tool very slow till the com is even again. Usually marking the com with a marker is a good idea so you know where you have cut and where you have not.
Here is a pic to give you a general idea incase you haven't seen one.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:51 AM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Ohh, too much work for me... I dont have tht kind of time...

This should sort it out... unless i can find another cheaper setup.

http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSB9575
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:28 AM
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Ohh, too much work for me... I dont have tht kind of time...

This should sort it out... unless i can find another cheaper setup.

http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSB9575
Sure that will work, just program a slight throttle curve in the esc so you don't start breaking stuff in the drive train. Or if that esc is not programmable by pc like Mamba is, then you might want to train yourself to pull on the trigger slightly slow.

Still waiting on parts. Should be here today, (crossing fingers)
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:37 PM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Hey guys, I need a little help.
I bought some 2.8" Stampede wheels for my ME16. They are going to look very nice but there is a slight problem. The back wheels are rubbing the chasis. Does anyone know of an axle stub extension for something that might fit the ME16? It uses a dog bone shaft. I am guessing if there was a axle stub extension for the RC10GT it might fit.
Or maybe some 12mm offset wheels.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Sorry but I think your on your own buddy lol.

Your the only one I know that owns a ME16 on the boards and all the "hardcore" MG guys seem to be gone.
How much is rubbing? Could your cut some material away?
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:58 AM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

IMO, stay away from large diam. wheels, all they do is put excess strain in your gears (not good when they are plastic!) and electronics, anything that is big enough to rub against anything are too big. Go with some Stadium Truck wheels(you will need 2 rears), they should be big enough for the ME16MT and there is a HUGE variety of tires and rims available!!!!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:34 PM
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I have found the solution. I had one old axle stub from a RC10Gt that I used to own and it is perfect. It is the same except that it is about 3/8" longer. It will allow the larger 2.8 wheels to work. I have also bought some new 2.2 wheels that make her look alot better. I will post some pics and stuff tomorrow of the new 2.2 wheels and tires. I will have to order some RC10 axle stubs and when those get here I will post some pics of it with the 2.8" wheels.
Come on guys, I need a partner. This is a great truck and honestly the best mini I have ever owned. and it comes with a pretty nice radio and for that price you can't beat it.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:59 AM
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Here are some new 2.2 Imex wheels with Proline Gladiator tires and a body from a CEN Mini Madness that I have. I think it looks alot better with the new wheels. The body looks pretty cool, wish I could find another one to paint myself. I have also gotten used to the look of the stock body and I actually like pretty good now.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:01 PM
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

Looks a little better.

The way the body doesn't quit "cover" the chassis makes it look a lot like something from Wal-Mart (my opinon).
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:18 PM
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Yep, it may look like its from wall mart, but it is by far better than any other electric mini on the market.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:28 PM
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How does it run with the larger wheels?? damn they look nice!!!

Yeh, ive never liked bodys thatdont completely cover the car, it lacks protection IMO. Is there anyway to make the body sit lower and cover the whole car? Have a look at the MLST bodys, they might fit...
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:13 PM
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Not sure about how it runs with the larger wheels yet. My order got messed up and I did not receive the arm yet. So right now I just have the arm super glued together for pics till the new one comes. I am sure the truck will run great with these wheels.
Yes the body can be lowered. It came with the foam like spacers shown in the pic. They can be cut for any height. I have taken them off and lowered the body all the way.
Sorry for the poor pictures. The foam mounts are 1". So the body is 1" lower than it was.
The MLST body is too small. The ME16 body is 10.25" long and 5" wide. I have done alot of research and I found that the Trinity Next body is the same, so I have put one of those on back order with Tower.
When are you going to get one, notro_burner? I promise you won't regret it.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:10 PM
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Yep, it may look like its from wall mart, but it is by far better than any other electric mini on the market.
Enough said I would rather have the Nitro version though (just me)
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Yep, it may look like its from wall mart, but it is by far better than any other electric mini on the market.
Enough said I would rather have the Nitro version though (just me)
Nitro really doesn't fall into the electric category does it??
There are different reasons that people pick electric or nitro. Don't forget that you are in an electric forum
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:43 PM
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Nitro really doesn't fall into the electric category does it??
There are different reasons that people pick electric or nitro. Don't forget that you are in an electric forum
All I said was I would rather have the Nitro version of the car.. No matter how cool the electric is.[&:]
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Default RE: CEN ME16MT review by Wheelnut

I have ordered the AE RC10 axle stubs. They should be here soon. I am also doing alot of research as to 1/12 scale truck and rally car bodies. I have found some stuff but not exactly what I am looking for yet. I am waiting on some answers from Proline and HPI.

Hey Nitro_burner, if you didn't like how high that body was sitting then I bet you will hate this one
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Yeh, ive seen that body... Its ok because its DIFFERENT, and its made for rock climbing.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:54 AM
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Hello there (new guy alert),

after reading wheelnuts review on the mt16 my cousin and I finally decided to each get one for ourselves.
We are both new to RC cars. At least to moddable cars

Unfortunately the first thing my cousin did was drive into a road curb at full speed. So he managed to damage his new toy only after 2 seconds of trying.
Anyway, he is waiting for spare parts now which could take 3-4 weeks at our local shop. CEN is not very popular here in germany I guess[]

Now we were thinking about buying a nice fast new motor ourselves.
The only thing I'm a bit worried about now: Is the gear able to handle a strong motor like the 12T one mentioned by wheelnut? Obviously I don't want to damage it

If we manage to get our me16's running again with nice new motors we will try them on our nice dirt (bike) track if it's not too wet. And I will try to get a video camera so you guys may have a look as well
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Glad to hear you guys made a good choice on the new Best mini on the market.
Sorry to hear about your cousin hitting the curb and breaking some parts. Solid walls will win the bashing contest everytime[:@] as you can see from my second video that I posted. I am also sorry to hear that parts aren't as readily available in your area. Here in America there are pleanty of readily available parts for the ME16MT. I got mine off of ebay and they arrived in just 3 days.
As for the motor, a 12T is as low as you want to go. It is very very fast with that much power.
Remember those 12th scale pan cars like the associated 12R5. They are a small 12th scale on road car and use a 540 size motor, and they are like a bullet.
That is the coolest thing about the ME16MT, upgrading is easy becuase it uses a 540 size motor. It is much more difficult to upgrade trucks like the MLST and others because they use those 370 size motors, so unless you go brushless then its not that great, and even then it is no where near as fast as the ME16MT.
I have been using mine on the 12T motor for a while and it has not had a problem yet.
Since parts are hard to get where you are, you should go ahead and get some parts that will normally break and or wear out. Here is a short list to think about.
Front lower arms
Rear lower arms
Dog bones
Center drive shaft
C-Hubs carrier and spindle
Slipper clutch
Shock towers, if you plan on doing high jumps and maybe landing on your top side.
Spur gear.
My next upgrade will be adding strong adjustable turnbuckles. No problems with mine yet, I just like upgrading
Cheers, can't wait for the vid, get us some pics to
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It sorta looks like a lawn mower. lol. the black plastic looks like where the blade would go sweet review.
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